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[Portrait of Tiny Moore]

Description: Photograph of Tiny Moore,visible from the chest up, posing with a violin. Moore is wearing a patterned shirt with bolo tie, a jacket, and a straw cowboy hat. He has the violin under his right arm and angled across his body, and has his bow in his right hand. Text printed under the photograph includes his name and the address and phone number for an unidentified company in Sacramento, California.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Portrait of Clarence Henry with a Stuffed Frog]

Description: Photograph of Clarence "Frogman" Henry lying on top of a piano. He is propped on his right arm and has his head in his left hand; there is a stuffed frog on his right shoulder, posed in the same way. Henry is wearing a suit with a light shirt, dark tie, and patterned jacket. Some of the piano keys are visible at the bottom of the image.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Faculty of the First School in Port Arthur, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the principal and teachers of the first school in Port Arthur, Texas. Four rows of people sit on a railed stairway leading up to a set of double doors on a brick building. The group is made up of twelve women wearing light blouses and dark skirts, with two men in suits sitting in the front row. The reverse side of the mat contains a handwritten list of surnames and the name of the principal, Steven Durfee. He is noted as the father of Mrs. Frank Timmons
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Adams Building Banquet]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women sitting at long tables at a banquet for tenants of the Adams Building. There are plates of food, filled drinking glasses, and silverware on the tables. A handwritten arrow and text that says "me!!" is above a woman in the foreground. In the background, there are two windows.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Photograph of John W. Gates and Friends]

Description: Photograph of three men standing in front of a house. All three are wearing suits. The man on the right and the man in the middle are holding dogs. The man in the middle is named as John W. Gates. According to accompanying information, the men on either side of Gates are his friends.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Port Arthur Grain Elevator]

Description: Photograph of a grain elevator built in Port Arthur, TX by Arthur Stilwell. The grain elevator is a very large complex with four chutes protruding from the main wall. Three smaller storage containers are to the left.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Tombstone of Child]

Description: Photograph of the headstone of the child with the first birth and first death in Port Arthur, TX. It is located on DeQueen Blvd. at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive. The grave site is surrounded by foliage. A cactus is growing on the grave. A small, wooden fence is around the stone and grave. The stone reads, "Arthur Stilwell/Smith/Born Mary 1896/Died May 1896/First Birth/First Death/in/Port Arthur."
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Port Arthur Interurban Train]

Description: Photograph of a Port Arthur Traction Company Interurban train in Port Arthur, TX. The car is labeled with the words, "Port Arthur Traction Co." It is car number 101. The car is loaded with passengers traveling through downtown.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Port Arthur Docks]

Description: Photograph of ocean-going ships docked at the loading docks in the Port Arthur Canal. Many different types of ships are docked. According to accompanying information, the docks are near the Stilwell grain elevator in Port Arthur, TX. The back of the picture contains a description of Port Arthur industries.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Port Arthur High School]

Description: Photograph of several brick buildings identified as Port Arthur High School. In the foreground, there is a field with young trees in it. The center building was built in 1906, and additions on each side of it were constructed in 1922. Buildings are connected by covered walkways.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Portrait of Charles W. Gates]

Description: Photograph of a portrait of a man identified as Charles W. Gates. He is sitting in a chair with his legs crossed, and is holding a riding crop and hat in each hand. Handwritten text below the photograph says "Charles Gates son of John W. Gates died November 1913."
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Franklin Elementary School]

Description: Photograph of a drawing of Franklin Elementary School. The building is two stories high, and a street runs in front of it. In the foreground, there are drawings of trees and people. The proposed cost of the school was $225,00, and was constructed in 1916. It was the first school to have a full-sized swimming pool (because the School Board believe all children living on the Gulf Coast should know how to swim), auditorium, home economics, art classes, library, and outside playground with swings.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[View from Sabine Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a view the top of Sabine Hotel on Fifth Street. In the foreground, there are buildings and streets. In the background, Sabine Lake and Louisiana are visible.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[First Congregational Church]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of First Congregational Church on the corner of Sixth Street and Mobile Avenue. Stained glass windows decorate the sides of the church. A steeple extends from the front of the church. There are two doorways at the bottom of the steeple. In the background, there are other buildings. The church was established prior to 1913.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[First Methodist Church]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of First Methodist Church on Stilwell Boulevard and Lakeshore Drive. A staircase extends to arches decorating the entrance of the church. Several stained glass windows are on the front and sides of the church. In the background, there is a building. The church was constructed in 1915.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Man in Front of Funeral Car]

Description: Photograph a man identified as J. E. Grammier standing in front of a funeral car. Text below the photograph says "Shown above is J. E. Grammier standing in front of one of the finest funeral cars available... in 1915. This funeral car represented the very newest and finest equipment at that time and Grammier's took great pride in it. Today, just as in 1915, Grammier's equipment is the finest obtainable.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[The Methodist Temple]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Methodist Temple in Port Arthur. Ornate relief carvings and stained glass windows decorated the walls of the church. In the background, there are buildings.
Date: unknown
Creator: Trost Studio
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Plaza Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the Plaza Hotel, taken from the United States Army Corps of Engineers' field office on Pleasure Island. The building is three stories high and arches decorate the bottom floor. In the foreground, there are planks of wood, pipes, and a building. A man is standing on a pier behind the wood.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[First Christian Church]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as the First Christian Church on 700 Fifth Street. The sides and front of the church are decorated with stained glass windows. The main entrance of the church is decorated with columns extending to the top of the building. The church was built in 1915 and demolished in 1948.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library